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Volume 3 

Plainville, Mass., Apr. 13, 1922 



Whiting & Davis 

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MeClougbau, L. G. 

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Stewart, C. 
Ray Fulton, R. F. 

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Manchester, Mgr. 

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Taylor, R. G. 
Roy Fulton, L. F. 


Cook. Utility ™. 



Thursday, March 31st, finished the 

season for our basketball team, and 
it has been a successful season, for, 
besides finishing considerably ahead 
financially speaking, we have ac- 
quired a reputation on the road of be- 
ing one of the fastest and cleanest 
amateur teams in New England. 

Whenever we played out of town, 
we never failed to draw applause 
from the crowd present. Clean 
sportsmanship has helped us in this 

Roy Fulton holding the ball, is 
captain and he has played a hard, 
(•(insistently good game, never flashy, 
but a powerful unit in our great pas- 
sing game. On bis left is "Tom Tay- 
lor", who plays a mean game at 
guard. In a recent game Tommy 
had a professional to guard and he 
did such a complete job that he drew 
applause from the hostile crowd. On 
his right is George Cooke, who has 
played center, forward and back, 
and played all to perfection. Ho is 
certainly a "comer", and from pres- 
ent indications will make one of our 
best men next year. 

Con't on page ^ Col. 3 


March 31 marked the close of our 
fiscal year. It was an interesting, a 
successful and, perhaps, a momen- 
tous year in our business history. Im- 
portant, because it marked our alli- 
ance with the power of national ad- 
vertising. For the first time the Whit- 
ing & Davis name has been spread 
broadcast before mill ions and the re- 
sult of the efforts of our skilled and 
conscientious workers impressed on 
the public consciousness. 

But notable as the old year may 
have been, after all, it is the "old 
year." It has gone. We are vitally 
concerned, therefore, not with the 
past, but with the present. We are 
beginning anew. 

What have we planned for the new 
year? Considerable. Enough to 
keep tilings moving at a faster pace 
than ever before. 

For one thing, we have doubled 
our appropriation for national adver- 
tising. We will put twice the amount 
of publicity "pep" behind our pro- 
duct than we had in the year just 
passed. Many millions of men and 
women will be invited in an inter 
Cont'd on rage 2 Col 1 

Bag Topics 

April Vacation 
Princess Mary — Popular 
Hand Work — Necessary 
Employees Admire Creation 

By II a iul y B. Rowan 

Inventory oyer and 
everyone connected with it glad it is 
done. Some say a good thing it 
comes but onee a year, and yet, how 
utial it is to the employer, like 
the mariner taking the Sun to get his 
Latitude and Longitude. 

And come to think of 
it, haven't we something in the In- 
ventory line to take of "Ourselves"? 
The present is a good time, so why 
not strengthen up our weakm- 
and hew to the line of best endeavor. 

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"Princess Mary", one 
of the latest creations, surely is work- 
ing up popularity among the "Fair 
Sex," judging by tin 1 influx of or- 
ders on this particular st}de of mesh 

The "Lascelles" (Lass 
Sells) a "Long Life and a Happy 
One" is our Toast. 

Many have attempted 
tin 1 pronunciation of the name 
"Princess Mary" took for her own. 

We give it above in brackets. 

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How many who come to 
own a mesh bag do you suppose real- 
ize the great amount of "band 
work" that enters into the produc- 
tion of all the fancy bags we make? 

So much so that the 
part played by machine amounts to 
but one-tenth of the labor necessarily 
done by band. 

No doubt the purchaser 
naturally wonders how they are 
made, the mesh so fine and the work 

so skilfully done. 

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Many of the girls in the 
faetorv are enthusiastic over the bags 

("•"•ited this year. Such dainty re- 
sults produced with the little flower- 

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Wadco News 

Published Semi-Month] v 

by Employees of Whiting & Davis Co. 

Plaiuville, Mass. 
Kkitor . H. B. Kowan 

dissociate Editors 

Lawrence Cook Canadian Factory 

Phoebe Havey Sol'd Mesh Dept. 

Rita Ahrains Unsol'd Mesh Dept. 

Dick Barton Mesh Dept. 

Ted Peterson Stamp De|>t. 

Erwin Sylvia Tool Dept. 

Frank Brown Bench Dept . 



like daisy insertions in combination 
fringe effects that they make for 
• ■ Spontaneous Approval ' \ 

But "Oh!" "What a 
lot of work in them" they cry. Yes, 
and that is one reason why they are 
so appreciated when sold over the 
counter. All of its like nice things 
don't we? 


Cont'd from Paget Col. 2 

cstinfr and persuasive way to buy 
Whiting & Davis Mesh Bags. The 

name "Whiting & Davis" will be so 
firmly associated in the public con- 
sciousness with mesh bags that to 
think of them will be to think Whit- 
ing & Davis. 

Advertising: is really insurance — 
business insurance. National adver 
tising builds up public recognition 
of a product which neither fire, fam- 
ine, nor frenzied finance can with- 
hold. It insures demand, produc- 
tion, employment, profits. 

So much for getting business dur 
Uig the coming year. 

We shall do our best to deserve all 
the success which comes to us by 
keeping our product and our meth- 
ods constantly up to the Whiting & 
Davis standard — and raising that 
standard wherever possible. 

It is possible then, for all of us to 
look forward 10 the fiscal year just 
began with confidence and enthusi- 
asm — to welcome the chance to wipe 
the old slate clean and begin mute. 
NOTE: Look for the Ad-Man's talk 

in the next issue of the Wadco 

News. lb- will have something 

interesting to tell you. 

.Matrimony means ;i man settling 
up-to a woman settling down. 

The business man who is trying to 
make himself believe that, with the 
coming of spring, conditions are go- 
ing to automatically right them- 
selves, and, without the need of work 
or worry on his part, buyer's strikes. 
price deflations, tight money markets 
and sundry other of our present 
economic ills will pass away, is will- 
fully evading the issue. 

So stated one of Winnipeg's best 
known financial men upon his return 
from an extended tour of the four 
Western provinces during which he 
covered more than one hundred of 
the larger towns and cities. 

"Everywhere I went I heard only 
the one question. It was, 'What are 
the banks going to do.' And yet 
surely it is a time when every busi- 
ness man must examine both himself 
and his organization closely and care- 
fully with the object of finding out 
exactly how he stood and whether he 
was on the right track." 

There is at the present time a 
mighty serious epidemic of "Let 
George do it" sweeping this country, 
and many business men have the dis- 
ease in a more or less virulent form. 
They want to know what the manu- 
facturers are going to do, what the 
banks are going to do, what the farm- 
ers are going to do. It has got so 
that the popular indoor and outdoor 
sport of today is "passing the buck," 
and yet we are wondering what is the 
matter with business. 

Let's All Get Busy 

We are all waiting for the other 
fellow to start something, and feel 
deeply offended when he signals for 
us to make the first move, and our 
comments upon his lack of manners 
make the time pass along so quickly 
that by the time we finish talking it is 
too late to really start what we were 
intending to do. 

The world has crown so used to 
play that it cannot settle down to 
work. The bpss is talking and think- 
ing golf. In a few weeks he will be 
playing golf, and his employes pat- 
tern themselves upon him. The sten- 
ographer spends the best part of her 
working day planning what she will 
wear to the next dance. The office 
boy is wondering how many grand- 
mothers he will be able to safely bury 
during the baseball season. It is the 
aftermath of the boss taking up golf, 
undc r the excuse that he is " keeping 
himself fit." What he really m^ans 
is that he is keeping himself fit to 
play more golf. 

'There's nothing wrong with busi- 

ness that I can see," said this gentle- 
man, "but there is a whole lot wrong 
witli business men. Too many peo- 
ple are drawing their pay and their 
breath, and that is about all they do 
draw — they are trying to look pros- 
perous even if they don't feel pros- 
perous. They are wondering why 
the banks and the manufactur 
don'i get busy and do something, 
while at the same time bankers are 
beginning to think that it is time the 
business men did something." 
More Work Less Golf 

The automobile and golf club are 
to a large extent responsible for pres- 
ent conditions, for men have forgot- 
ten how to work steadily and consis- 
tently. They have forgotten how to 
plan and fight, and are finding it 
hard to relearn their former lessons. 

It is well to remember that success 
comes in cans and failure in can 'ts. 
There is only one letter between the 
two, but it makes all the difference in 
the world as far as results are con- 
cerned, and it is results that count 


Cont'd from page 1 Col. 1 

"Charlie" McCloughan, extreme 
left in the back row, plays the other 
guard and is of the fly-paper variety. 
He sticks to his men and very rarely 
allows the opposition to get away and 

"Prox" or "Red" Stewart, pivot 
man of the team, stands next to him. 
It is a sure thing that before long he 
will be playing professional basket- 
ball. His work is little short of re- 
markable, his speed unbounded, and 
his eye perfection. He is a most val- 
uable asset inasmuch as he never 
loses his temper and always plays a 
hard clean game. 

Last, and by no means least, stands 
Ray or "Shay" Fulton, the best all- 
round athlete to represent our fac- 
tory. He has been the leading point- 
getter for the outfit and his floor- 
work has done much towards the suc- 
cess of the season. 

The one and only thing lacking 
here is a picture of Skinner, our 
chauffeur, who took us on all our 
trips. lie is always willing to do a 
favor, and we feel that we owe him 
"beaucoup" thanks. 

By Gene Manchester, Mgr. 

It is naught, it is naught, saith the 
buyer, but when he is gone his way 
then he boasteth. 

Many a man thinks he can re*d a 
woman like a book till he tries to shut 
her up. 





Yellowy ">"1 Blues Have a Stimulat- 
ing Effect 

Color schemes for factory-workers, 
with a view to increased production, 
are among the bright ideas of modern 
decoration specialists. In one case, 
at least, the idea has been adopted 
with the best results. 

'We were asked to decorate a fac- 
tory so that it would produce better 
workers," explained a member of a 
firm of expert house decorators. 

'The walls were done in daffodil 
yellow; the corners and the capitals 
of the pillars being picked out with 
deep blue. The stimulating atmos- 
phere created by that scheme was 

Do the colors and designs of our 
wall coverings really make their 
"victims" sad, mad, or sublimely 
happy? Several decorative artists 
think they may, especially as regards 
emotional, highly sensitive natures. 

Thus, the psycho-craze has pene- 
trated not only the wall-paper and 
colored wall industry, but also has 
crept into furnishing and furniture. 
Red Walls Irritate 

To dignity, beauty, and comfort in 
house decorating modernists have 
added the mental and moral assets of 
complete schemes. 

For instance, soft, gentle yellows 
must be the background of a room in 
which sufferers from neurasthenia are 
to find calm. 

It would be unwise for a wife to 
enter into a contentious domestic dis- 
cussion within red walls. Larre 
patches of red in the home are ad- 
mitted to be an irritant. 


'Why are handkerchiefs always 

square?" asks Curious (Mortlake). 

Handkerchiefs were of 

any shape that fancy dictated until 
Marie Antoinette chanced to remark 
to Louis XYI that it would be more 
convenient if only the square form? 
were used. On January 2nd. 1785 
the King of France issued an edict 
decreeing that "the length of hand- 
kerchiefs shall equal their width 
throughout the kingdom." 

All of the girls wish to express 
their sincere sympathy to Martha and 
Nellie Pierce in their recent bereave- 

American Mills require orders to 
enable them to maintain production 
and give steady employment. Fewer 
orders mean fewer jobs. No orders 
mean no jobs. 

Every order for goods which can 
be made in American Mills, but which 
is given to foreign mills reduces the 
chances for steady employment to 
American wage earners. 

The figures given below are of vi- 
tal interest to members of industrial 
organizations in this country. 

Twenty Dollars In Gold Will Pay 

37 hrs. Labor in the United Stat' . 

50 " " " Great Britian. 

95 " " " Japan. 
117 " " " France. 

201 " " " Germany. 

Tariff laws which encourage im- 
portation discourage American In- 

American Woolen Booster. 

A woman may be shocked if yon 
make love to her but she's disap- 
pointed if you don't. 


The celebrated "Armenian" cem- 
ent, so called, formerly used by Tur- 
kish and Oriental Jewelers generally, 
for setting precious stones, "facing 
diamonds" rubies, etc., is made as 
follows : 

Mastic gum, 10 parts 

Isinglass (fish glue), 20 " 

Cum ammoniac, 5 " 

Alcohol absolute. 60 " 

Achohol 50 per cent., 35 " 

Water, 100 " 

Dissolve the mastic in the absolute 
alcohol; dissolve by the aid of gentle 
heat, on the water bath, the ismsfl»»ss 
in the water, and add 10 parts of the 
dilute alcohol. Now dissolve the am- 
moniacum in the residue of th P di- 
lute alcohol. Add the first solution 
to the second, mix thoroughly by 
agitation and then add the solution 
of gum ammoniac and stir well in. 
Finally put on the water bath and 
keeping at a moderate heat, evapo- 
rate the whole down to 175 parts. 

Byron Gardner is back at his d-sk 
airain after a month's vacation snent 
visiting Cuba. Panama, Costa Rica 
and Jamaica in company with Fred 


It's to-days thrift that brings tomor- 
rows 's annuity. 

Watch your love; marry nol below 
yourself, nor above. 

Money is like fire — a good servant 
but a bad master. 

Better a blush on the face than a stain 
on your character. 

So many things seem impossible — un- 
til they are attempted. 

If you are always straightforward 
you will always go straight for- 

The best example of cause and effect 
is that a careful spender makes 
a good save)'. 

'Tis better to be glad that you are as 
you are than to be glad you are 
nor as others are. 

How do you visualize your job? 
The story of the three stone cutters 
leaves nothing of wisdom t<> be said. 
They were working on a stone. A 
stranger asked the first what he was 
doing. "I'm working for '$7.50 a 
day," he replied. "And you"" the 
stranger asked the second. "I'm cut- 
ting this stone," growled the laborer. 
When the question was put to the 
thWl stone-cutter, he answered, "I'm 
building a cathedral." 

The opportunities in 1922 will be 
for those who substitute thrift for 
extravagance, industry for indiff< r- 
ence, efficiency for inefficiency, 
honesty for dishonesty; and service 
for selfishness. 

Roger W. Babson. 

It is the chilly morning hour and 

sleeping holds me in its power. 
I snooz sublimely, sweetly on until 

the time to rise is gone. 

The loud alarm attempts its best to 

rouse me fully from my rest. 
I wake a minute as it rings and hate 

it for the noise it brin 

Then like a chump I fail to rise and 
dust the cobwebs from inv eve*, 

But rather turn and dream again, 
forgetting quite my morning train. 

Thus sleep upsets niv good ititent and 

knocks into niv day a dent. 
I vow from slackness to refrain — yet 

never can I catch that train ' 

A man that hath friends must 
show himself friendly. 

Buy the truth and sell it not. Al- 
so wisdom and instruction. 

Through wisdom is a house bui'd- 




Why does Ralph S. go to Attleboro 
on Monday nights? 

Monday night isn't "Date Night". 
Ralph : 

Two new additions to our Depart- 
ment : Eddie Heintz with a Willys- 
Knight Touring and Frank Martin 
with an Overland Sedan. 

Dot C. and Ina S. fiiwered up to 
Wrentham last Friday night to a 
Danee. Dot says. ' ' It \s a small burg, 
but Oh ! what a time"' ! ! 

Watch out. Rita, or Sophia will 
nab that attendant at the Rink. 

You "re not the only one, Louise, 
who got a card from Walter'. 

Ford Repair Man, specializing in 
rear ends — Apply to Bill Jacobs, 
Coloring Room. 

The unsoldered department 
Are a very fine set 
Their work is so perfect 
They're worth 100 percent. 
Blanche Laplante unties the orders 
And gives them to May 
Who in turn, tells the cutters, 
To rush all the day. 
The Joiners come up 
And ask for a bag 
Then hurry to join it 
For Tibby to tag. 
Little Annie then takes them, 
But she never bothers, 
If they're not alike, 
She fills out her orders 
Then Rita inspects them 
From beginning to end, 
Then calls to Leon, 
They are ready to send. 

Mabel Casey. 

The Flivvers are coming out of 
their coops now that winter is over. 

A couple of Henry's came together 
with a crash recently in front of the 
shop. Result : one hub-cap gone. 

An innovation that appeals to 
many is the sending over of sand- 
wiches from the Restaurant for those 
who desire them in the morning re- 

£9 period. 


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Margaret Claney — "Yes, That's So. 

Kate Roberts— "I almost died." 
Mrs. Mitch ess— "Not particularly. 
Anna Ida Labrie — "You bet you. 
Josephine Plant — "No matter ha ha 

hard I try." 
Anna Laplante — "Honest." 
Beatrice Aver— "How 're yee fitting 


A picture of one of our good look- 
ing "Cutters," Miss Anna Greeve. 
She ■"cuts" quite a graceful figure on 
the danee floor as well as on a piece 
of soldered mesh. Her charming per- 
sonality and quiet, winsome way 
seems to enchant all those about her. 
She has been employed here since 
1919, coming from R. Blackington & 
Co. She has worked in various de- 
partments in the factory prior to cut- 
ting bench. 


The heart beats on an average 
seventy times a minute, or 36,792 000 
times in the course of a year, so that 
the heart of a man of eighty years of 
age has beaten 3,000,000*000,000 

The heart beats ten strokes a min- 
ute less when one is lying down than 
when one is in an upright position. 


Somebody said that it couldn't be 

done ; 
But he with a chuckle replied, 
That "maybe it couldn't." but he 

wouldn't be one 
To say so until he had tried. 
So he buckled righr in with a trace 

of a grin 
On his face. If he worried he hid it. 
He started to sing as he tackled the 

That couldn't be done — and he did it. 

Somebody scoffed: "Oh. you'll never 
do that, 

At least no one ever has done it," 

But he took off his coat and he took 
off his hat 

And the first thing he knew, he'd be- 
gun it ! 

With a lift of his chin, and a bit of 
a grin, 

Without any doubting or quit it, 

He started to sing as he tackled the 

That couldn't be done — and he did it. 

There were thousands to tell him it 

couldn't be one, 
There were thousands to prophesy 

There were thousands to point out to 

him one by one 
The dangers that patiently waited; 
And he took off his coat and went to 

And he started to sing as he tackled 

the thing 
That couldn 't be done — and he did it. 

How the sad sea waves danced with 
glee when Dick Berkley went down 
to New York, is thrillingly told by 
the other occupant of Cabin No. 85. 




Walter Rankin took ^n examina- 
tion to determine his* competency in 
driving a "watch-a may cad it". We 
think he borrowed it. Oh shapes of 
victoria ! 

The bovs in the Office wish for a 
roll like Marion Bialas. 

Harvey Lanphier has had the mis- 
fortune to lose a favorite umbrella. 
Do vou know where it is jrirls? 

M. Wolfe Benker of the Coloring 
room who has a milk route, had an ao- 
p^prit one day this winterwhen his 
sleigh tipped over in the deep snow 
resulting in thirteen bottles of milk 
being broken. He happened to save 
the fourteenth bottle. He was much 
preturbed on reaching the shop and 
reporting his loss. It sure was hard 
luck to get up on a mornine when the 
thermometer stood 10 below zero to 
milk the cows and then lose the milk.